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Barbera pleased to be top Open rider again

Thursday, 1, January 1970

On the back of his best result to date in MotoGP™ at Phillip Island, Hector Barbera was the top Open rider again at Sepang. read more »

Barbera stays cool to finish in fifth place

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Avintia Racing’s Hector Barbera finished fifth at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix in a crash effected race, securing his best result to date in the premier class.

Eventful weekend for Barbera with new Ducati

Thursday, 1, January 1970

It was a difficult first weekend for Avintia Racing and Hector Barbera with Ducati at Aragon, after a bike fire on Friday and a tough race on Sunday.

Ducati and Avintia Racing join forces

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Avintia Racing will run Ducati machinery in MotoGP™ for the next two years, further to an agreement announced on Friday at Misano.

Aegerter to test Avintia MotoGP™ bike

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Moto2™ rider Dominique Aegerter will experience his first taste of MotoGP™ as he takes to the Avintia Racing machine on Monday’s day of post-race testing in Barcelona.

Point for Barbera on a tough weekend for Avintia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Despite grip problems from the early stages of Sunday’s Austin race Hector Barbera was able to bag his first point of the season at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Avintia Racing Information:

The BQR team, now known as Avintia Racing, have been solid participants in the lower cylinder categories for many seasons, and have helped bring through several young talents. Having switched their expertise and focus to a CRT project in MotoGP™ two years ago, the team now enter the premier class ‘Open’ era with Kawasaki powered machines and a rider line-up of Spaniard Hector Barbera and French rookie Mike Di Meglio.

Team Management

  • Raul RomeroGeneral Manager
  • Agustín EscobarTeam Manager
  • Akikoto IshidaTechnical Director

Héctor Barberá Crew

  • Akikoto IshidaChief Mechanic
  • Mario MartiniData Engineer
  • Jonathan MoralesMechanic
  • Manuel SantosMechanic
  • Luis MartínezMechanic
  • Jesús ContrerasMechanic

Mike di Meglio Crew

  • Jarno PolastriChief Mechanic
  • Miguel Angel AriasData Engineer
  • Toni MirMechanic
  • Jordi PradesMechanic
  • Jesús MorenoMechanic
  • José Mª RojasMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Engine Kawasaki, in-line 4, pneumatic valves
  • Power 250 hp
  • Top Speed 327 km/h
  • Chassis Avintia
  • Bike Avintia GP 14
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins 42mm inverted forks
  • Rear Öhlins TTX
  • Brakes
  • Front Brembo 320mm
  • Rear Brembo